Upcoming NBA free agent Gordon Hayward is at the top of the Boston Celtics’ wish list for this summer, and they are scheduled to meet with him when free agency starts next week.

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If Hayward does sign with Boston to play for his former college coach Brad Stevens, he’ll have to make amends with the city’s biggest star.

Hayward was asked during the NFL playoffs to choose between Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady, and he chose Rodgers. That was bad enough, but he also said he “can’t stand” Tom Brady.

Hayward said he can’t stand Brady because he’s a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, and Brady plays for the New England Patriots. He did say Brady is a good QB, but loyalty insists he sides with someone who isn’t a rival.

That answer won’t sit well with Celtics or Boston sports fans.

But if Hayward does sign with Boston and helps deliver the city another title, all will (probably) be forgiven.

(h/t Yahoo Sports)

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Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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